Jul 12, 2012 1:00am EDT
out the door. the case dominated the news for one new cycle until tom cruise and katey holmes announced that they were getting a divorce and then it was removed from the main intention. people will be mulling it over for years and years. i would like to focus on three important but somewhat lower profile cases. two of which arise from the criminal law category. and one that involves taxes, but not the health care case. in the case that is called williams against illinois, the court confronted a criminal defendant the was found guilty based on a dna match. evidence left at the scene included samples of bodily fluids and from a dna lab. later, a second technician ran that dna profile against the entire database of other dna profiles and found that that dna profile was the dna profile of the defendant charged with the crime. the question was whether the criminal defendant had a confrontation clause to cross- examine the person that tested the original sample. the only person that testified was the technician that ran the test. they said the one produced was the one in the system.